Retired Sailor overcomes bleak diagnosis, maintains positive attitude
Photo Credit: Stephanie Bryant, Tripler Army Medical Center Public Affairs
TRIPLER ARMY MEDICAL CENTER, Hawaii - Daniel Shockley (left), a retired Sailor living on Oahu, meets with Lt. Col. Ronald Gagliano (center), chief, Colon and Rectal Surgery and director, Surgical Research, TAMC, to discuss recovery and post-operative care following his proctocolectomy with ileostomy surgery, which removed portions of his large intestine to include the entire colon, rectum and anus. In mid-2012 Shockley was diagnosed with Attenuated Familial Adenomatous Polyposis, a condition in which numerous polyps form mainly in the large intestine and increases the risk of colorectal cancer.
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